Hundreds marched to a park across the White House to protest the controversial pipeline that threatens the Missouri River, and cuts across indigenous land. Protesters emphasised the need to "protect water for future generations."
Protesters had until Wednesday to leave the camp many had called home for months. Several dozen protesters remain. But the pipeline appears set to go ahead.
Governor cites harsh winter conditions in the area in ordering a mandatory evacuation.
Native American tribes have been protesting the construction of the project which they say would disturb sacred land and pollute waterways.
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